Vatican officials are continuing to elbow Jesus aside and put their Virgin Mary goddess in His place. When Jesus said to the hypocrites of his day: "...ye made the commandment of God of no effect by your tradition," (Matt. 15:6), He must also have been speaking prophetically to the popes.
Over the centuries, various popes have added to this smelly heap of unbiblical tradition about the mother of Jesus. It started early. Aware of the powerful draw of the pagan goddesses, they declared Mary "Mother of God," at the Council of Ephesus in 431 AD.
They continued to morph her into goddess hood at the First Lateran Council in 649 by discovering her "perpetual virginity." In 1854 they found that she was "immaculately conceived," —born without sin. Next, her "assumption into heaven," at the "end of her life" was revealed in 1950 by Pope Pius XII.
Ardent devotees to this goddess are now lobbying for an additional "Fifth Marian Dogma" (read tradition). However, this push to make her "Mother of the World," is not new. It was started in the 1020s. When a pope gets the word from the "spirit" to proceed, she will push Jesus aside in some of His most basic roles: Redeemer, Advocate and Mediator.
As Mother of the World, she will have three essential new roles: co-redemptrix, mediatrix of all graces, and advocate. This simply means that she will share Christ's role as redeemer; she will be in charge (mediator) of who receives God's grace (favor); and she, as our advocate instead of Christ, will argue our case before God's Throne of Judgment. But the Bible says that there is "one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man, Christ Jesus." (See 1 Timothy 2:5.) Mary as mediator is blasphemy, ignoring the clear statement of scripture.
Christ, being sinless, could bear our sin, redeeming us on the cross. By making Mary sinless, they can then claim that her pain while watching Him die also contributes to our redemption.
The scripture that is twisted to "support" this "Mother-of-the-World" tradition, is taken from Christ's statement on the cross to the disciple, John: "Behold thy mother!" From the context, it is obvious that Jesus is placing his mother under the care of John, since He knew He was no longer going to be available. Nowhere later in the Bible do the disciples appear to have understood this otherwise.
This is a mind-boggling stretch to use this scripture to place Mary as the Mother in charge of all mankind. But this is another little instance where the King James Version gets it right and most of the modern versions fumble.
When you decode the KJV classic English, you find that "ye" is plural, while "thy" is singular. There is no way Jesus was talking about the whole world. "Behold thy mother" is clearly directed toward one person, not more than one, much less the whole world. If He had meant more than one, He would have used the plural, "your." The "your" in the modern versions muddle this since "your" can mean one or many, opening the door to placing Mary in charge of the world.
This move to continue making the humble Mary into a pagan goddess only proves that Revelation 17, 18 and 19 is right calling the Vatican a whore, a prostitute "church."
Bible believers need to lovingly point out these unbiblical "dogmas" to the precious Roman Catholics who depend on the pope to get them into heaven.